August 29, 2011 Subject:
Analysis of David J. Cable Poetry
Cable's poetry is about the mundane side of life for the most part. He dwells too much on the dark side at times. I prefer poetry that gives poignant observations about the big picture of life as it is in the times of the poet. I prefer poems that address real issues in politics, wars, biographies of famous people, philosophy, religion and generally big thoughts about life. Sometimes Cable comes close to doing it when he poetizes death. Other than that David Cable seems to prefer frivolity.
Cable's poetry relates to religious belief to a great extent. He often refers to God's will as being the source of all things that happen. He is very traditional and mundane in his religious observations. He rarely is controversial in his observations.
Ultimately, I guess I like what he does in a simple-minded way. I like the fact that he finds a way to rhyme most of the content of his poetry. It demonstrates that he is a very clever and inventive person with wording his thoughts. I found no free verse in his book of poetry. I believe that is a wise choice because free verse is extremely difficult to make in a way that convinces the reader that it is real poetry. Most amateurs writing free verse come off as being affectatious by trying to make grandiose observations that simply don't hold water.
Last of all I like David Cable because he is a Michigander from Ottawa County Grand Haven Michigan. I have a second home there. Another good reason that I like Cable is that I have also published a book of poetry entitled: Poetry Lives Forever subtitled: Rhymes for Our Times. So, I have something in common with David Cable. I am an unknown poet like him and I have a second home in lovely Grand Haven Michigan.